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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_xx View Post
    A run would be much larger and have more room that just 5 metres to run around. I know your dog gets let off at night and goes for run/walk every day, but if it was me, I wouldn't have decided to rent a place if I had to chain my dogs up for 8 hours every day. I know you are only doing this so Lady doesn't get out, but dogs need more exercise than just one run/walk per day. She is probably bored out of her mind, and that would cause her to bark, which would annoy neighbours. She would also be upset because your other dog is inside and she is chained up outside.

    And I know quite a lot of people who own farms, and they never tie their dogs up, they let them run around on the farm.

    Anyway, back on topic. You need to tell the police that your neighbour has threatened your dog, and that your dog was previously baited.
    Who says she is barking while tied up?
    And im talking a farm as in over 900 acres full of sheep.
    Im about to finish replying to this, but I moved to the rental, THEN she started escaping. She never did it at my parents cause my mum was usually home. During Winter Roly is inside, but she comes looking for me even when shes with Roly.
    I appreciate your concern but its not needed.
    I work as a vet nurse, I know about welfare for animals

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    Well for all you know, she could be barking because your not home to witness it.

    I wasn't saying you didn't know about animal welfare. I was working in a vet for a 6 months, and I am constantly helping animals who need it, so I know about animal welfare too, I am currently in contact with the RSPCA about someone who has their dogs locked in tiny cages around the clock.

    Look, I'm sorry, but if you know about animal welfare, couldn't you have considered your dogs welfare, and done something about her escaping by contacting the landlord, telling him/her about your situation, and figuring something out with them? I'm not trying to have a go or get into a fight, but I really cannot stand it when people tie their dogs up. It's not right. I know that if I was in your situation, I would have contacted the landlord as soon as my dog started escaping to try and sort out a plan, whether it be lattace ontop of the fence to make it higher (and can easily be taken down when needed, we have done this once before) or building a run, like many other people on here have suggested. But like I said, I am not trying to start fights or arguements, I am just seriously concerned about your dog. And I know you said you don't need my concern, but I can't help it when you openly said you keep your dog tied up for 8 hours every day.


    ANYWAY - back on topic. If you leave it too long to get to the police about this situation, it might be ignored. You need to act fast. And you need to tell them what has happened in the past and how you have reason to believe your neighbour is responsible. Leave it too long, and your neighbour might just stay true to his threat.
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    Hey Aussiemyf7.

    Don't stress. Like I said - I've been in your shoes, and your girl is much safer tied up than escaping.

    Most working sheep dogs do spend much of their life tied, unless they are in those tiny little metal dog boxes welded to the underneath of large semi trailers that is.

    I think your girl is doing ok.

    Guys - lets not lose the point here. Being cruel is letting your dog roam - if this happens in surburbia they run all the risks that poses. If it happens in a rural situation they run the very risk of being seen in a stranger's sheep paddock and shot without any warning. That's just how is works in sheep country I'm afraid. And a jumping dog runs the real risk of being hung up on a fence by a leg or neck - with horrific consequences.

    The police should make a report of what has happened with your neighbour. That's pretty much all they can do. You need to ask them for a report number (event number in NSW) so that if anything else happens the reports can be linked, and all the information is available to you and any other police that become involved.

    If you think it will help the police may be willing to speak to the neighbour. But it's up to you whether you think that will settle them down or inflame the situation more.

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    I know many dogs (LARGE ones too) that are tied up 24/7...on another (non dog) forum.
    I don't think this is the issue here.

    I would contact the council and the police...the council...to let them know you are being a responsible dog owner and making sure your dog cannot get out (just incase anything has been reported to them)...and the police...because ALL THREATS (especially with the intent to kill a living thing) is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Hey Aussiemyf7.

    Don't stress. Like I said - I've been in your shoes, and your girl is much safer tied up than escaping.

    Most working sheep dogs do spend much of their life tied, unless they are in those tiny little metal dog boxes welded to the underneath of large semi trailers that is.

    I think your girl is doing ok.

    Guys - lets not lose the point here. Being cruel is letting your dog roam - if this happens in surburbia they run all the risks that poses. If it happens in a rural situation they run the very risk of being seen in a stranger's sheep paddock and shot without any warning. That's just how is works in sheep country I'm afraid. And a jumping dog runs the real risk of being hung up on a fence by a leg or neck - with horrific consequences.

    The police should make a report of what has happened with your neighbour. That's pretty much all they can do. You need to ask them for a report number (event number in NSW) so that if anything else happens the reports can be linked, and all the information is available to you and any other police that become involved.

    If you think it will help the police may be willing to speak to the neighbour. But it's up to you whether you think that will settle them down or inflame the situation more.
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    Found more dumped poo over my fence today.
    I went to the police, they said they could set a restraining order, but I thought that might be a bit over the top, for now anyway. They suggested I write them a letter, explaining everything, and if anything else goes down, to call them and they'll come around and have a chat.
    I was walking the other day and I saw the wife drive out and it was getting dusk, she had her lights on low beam and I was holding the dogs, and soon as she noticed it was me, she tunred them up to full. I just smiled at her. Once she went past, I let the dogs off and they were walking about 3 meters ahead of me, as we went past the house, I heard theor daughter say, 'daddy daddy, that dog is over there'. Jeez, they even have their children brainwashed..

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    Just for your info, Police can't set an intervention or restraining order, you have to go to the magistrates court yourself. You don't need an appointment, you just go to the clerks desk and tell them you want to file for one, you then need to fill out a form and wait to see the magistrate.

    Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    Just for your info, Police can't set an intervention or restraining order, you have to go to the magistrates court yourself. You don't need an appointment, you just go to the clerks desk and tell them you want to file for one, you then need to fill out a form and wait to see the magistrate.

    Best of luck.
    yeah id actually rather not, that would be a last resort, but thanks.

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    I wasn't suggesting you do it, I was advising your information is wrong.

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    Aren't human beings a funny breed? Something small gets into our head and we work it over and over until it becomes a big thing. We focus on it and sometimes we are the ones that cause the problem manifest ... "out of nothing".

    If you dog was responsibly restrained during the day then you have every right to feel upset about this person threatening your dog. The mere fact that he mentioned "gun" and "shoot" in the same sentence, irrespective of the subject matter, should warrant concern from the authorities.

    If it was me personally, I wouldn't turn the other cheek ... If this person can threaten your dog with a gun, then what's to say when he's angry that your kids are playing too loudly he couldn't possible let off a few rounds while he's "in that mood".

    A similar thing happened to my parent's dog. The dog, Skip, would bark when someone approached their house's front door ... and would stop barking once instructed to. Skip is quite and intelligent watch dog and has detected kids entering their property at night many times.

    Anyway the "bad" neighbor could not stand this momentary barking (it's not like they had visitors everyday) and, quite unexpectedly launched a torrent of insults and abuse one day at my mother who was sweeping the veranda. My mother was quite shocked and didn't know what to say, so she said nothing and came inside and told my father and I what happened.

    Long story short, my parents closed off access to the "bad" neighbor side entrance and proceeded to turn the other cheek. Weeks and months of fish hooks, batteries and rubbish ended up in my parent's yard. The "bad" neighbor also creeped about their yard once at night and my mum called the cops and another neighbor backed up her complaint. One day skipper started vomiting blood and his belly went all black ... He almost died because he was poisoned but we couldn't prove it was the "bad" neighbor.

    I installed 3 permanent infrared security cameras at my parents house and that evening all the problems went away after the police responded to another complaint and told him that the property was now under recorded video surveillance. No more stuff thrown over the fence, no more hurling abuse over the fence ... We did catch the "bad" neighbor on security camera many times with beer in hand gesturing and taunting my parent's dog while they were out ...

    Things are better now, but I just couldn't believe someone could be so malicious and focused on causing so much stress on a their neighbor.

    Errr... Sorry for the long post ...


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